World War One…..

I strongly believe that World War One should be remembered by us all…the men and women who died for us should always be respected and remembered…for this was the war to end all wars…..there are many interesting views on how we should remember this war and here is a site to help us to think about how we should remember the fallen ……

http://noglory.org

http://noglory.org/index.php/multimedia/poetry-and-spoken-word/55-wilfred-owen-dulce-et-decorum-est

Listening …….. To Martin Beck from BBC Radio 4….

I love audiobooks…. and the radio….Radio 4 is particularly good ….. and this series was recorded for them…..The Martin Beck stories follow Martin Beck a police officer on his various cases….. They are Scandinavian in origin and many reviewers seem to feel that they are a cultural precursor to the Wallander stories and The Killing…..
There are 10 in all and they begin with the story of Roseanna …. Her body is pulled from a Swedish lake and Beck must investigate what’s happened…..the audio series is excellent and well worth a try…. I bought mine from Audible but they are often on Radio 4 ….. A great dark crime series……..

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Watching…..The Spirit of 45…..

If,like me, you have found this weeks election results to have been not only depressing …..but also scary …..then take heart…. We are a good people who have/do believe in trying to look after each other…. To help us remember watch ….The Spirit of 45….it’s on Netflix… I have the DVD which is reasonably priced!…and let’s remember what our grandparents believed in ….

Reading…….To Kill a Mockingbird….

I’ve read this book many times and I still adore it….a tale of racism,fear,prejudice,hope and honour…..Atticus Finch is a true hero and the book by Harper Lee is a masterpiece…..I’ve begun to reread it as it’s apparently been taken off the GCSE syllabus…..and I think that’s a shame as it is a work of great humanity …..it still makes me cry and hope…..the film is also brilliant….especially the bit were his children are told to stand up as their father is walking by…….
Anyway here’s a link to the audiobook…….